Ph.D. rapper bringing hip-hop to U.Va. classroom

A.D. Carson isn’t concerned about those who don’t think hip-hop is a valid area of study in academia. Nor does the rapper who just earned his Ph.D. in May from Clemson University by presenting his dissertation as an album want ...

VCU grad starts STEAM conference for girls

Dozens of middle school girls from across the Richmond area will troop into Virginia Commonwealth University’s daVinci Center for Innovation on Friday, July 21.

Beyoncé shows off twins

Ooo baby, baby. Pop star Beyoncé Knowles-Carter de

‘Drums in the Garden’ to highlight healthy food, eating

A new Richmond festival will celebrate urban farming and healthy eating to the rhythms of African drums. “Drums in the Garden,” a free public event, will be 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at 2208 Bainbridge St., site of ...

Isiah Henderson, former owner of beauty shops and cosmetology school, dies at 79

Isiah “Sonny” Henderson loved creating hairstyles for women. And for nearly 50 years, Richmond women responded by putting their hair in his hands and those of the stylists he trained. For decades, the beautician operated a small chain of beauty ...

Personality: Antonio ‘Toby’ Mendez

Antonio “Toby” Mendez did not know much about Maggie L. Walker when he first began working on the statue that now stands at Adams and Broad streets in Downtown Richmond. But as the process of making the statue progressed, he ...

5 African-American women hold senior, leadership positions at VMFA

In 2015, only 4 percent of the curators, conservators, educators and leadership staff at art museums in the United States were African-American, according to a recent survey by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Personality: Julie Anderson

Growing up as the child of a paramedic and a firefighter, Julie Anderson says she never worried about her parents’ safety, even after her father was burned and hurt his back in two separate incidents

Chef Jerome Grant leads sweet taste of success at new national museum

The day begins at 6:30 a.m. for the staff of Sweet Home Café, the highly acclaimed restaurant at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington.

Richmonders named to national health institute board

Two Richmonders active in health education have been named to the 18-member board of directors of the National Medical Association’s W. Montague Cobb Health Institute.

Fairfax to keynote MBL annual expo

Justin Fairfax, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia, will be the keynote speaker at the Metropolitan Business League’s 2017 RVA LinkUp Expo on Wednesday, July 26.

Free diabetes management workshop begins July 20

Managing diabetes, from a healthy diet that includes tasty foods to lowering the risk of heart attack and stroke, is the focus of an American Diabetes Association education program this summer.

Maggie Walker statue ready for dedication on her July 15 birthday

It has been two decades in the making.

Southampton County man working to save Nat Turner’s birthplace

When H. Kahlif Khalifah purchased land in Southampton County in 1990, he learned prior to the purchase that it was, according to community lore, the birthplace of Nat Turner.

Richmond Community Unity Day Sunday in Byrd Park

It’s a get-together designed to promote the positive about Richmond and its residents.